So if this trend continues apace, what next?
Bum bags. Not yet properly “back”, but just a matter of time. Useful for keeping your keys and wallet in if you are wearing super tight pants.
Having your bindings pointing inwards. Surprisingly common mistake amongst idiots on the slopes. How long before shreds start proving their mad skills by riding with their legs buckling together like Forrest Gump?
Jester hats. The zenith / nadir of douchebag chic. I am pretty certain I have seen a web clip where a proper snowboarder was rocking this look (doing laybacks into slushy snow and riding over corrugated pipes). Just the one though.
Integrated helmet and goggle combos. Good snowboarders could instantly look like Russian tourists if they wanted to. Trouble is these are massively expensive, so won’t be in the bargain bin any time soon. Unless the oil price collapses even further and properly bankrupts the Russian economy.
Falling over a lot. I think this might have actually already been adopted by the Helgasons.